Trekking in Terskey mountains from Jergez valley to Altyn-Arashan gorge.

Trekking in Terskei mountains from Jergez valley to Altyn-Arashan gorge. 

It's time for adventure with backpacks and a good guide! It's time of the Tien-Shan mountains which fascinate with their beauty and uniqueness. What could be better than a trek from one pass to another, from one mountain river to the other one! Our trail is going to start in Jergez valley and will go over the magnifiscent Tien-Shan mountains into Altyn-Arashan gorge.

Terskey Ala-Too ridge is located in the northeast part of Kyrgyzstan and closes from south the hollow of Lake Issyk-Kul. Average height of the ridge is about 4500 m. Terskey Ala-Too ridge is stunning in its variety of landscapes. In one day it is possible to enjoy beauty of red sandstone rocks, wild wood and snow peaks high above the alpine Issyk-Kul Lake. Each gorge is unique in its execution.

Altyn Arashan. It is called "Golden Spring" because of numerous hot springs. The water in springs contains of radon and that is why it is used for treatment of neuropathy. The views in gorge are fantastic. At an altitude of 2600 m, there is a health resort in a valley with spruce forest, green meadows and aromatic flowers. Besides hot springs, moraine lakes are attraction of Altyn-Arashan. Ala-Kel Lake is the most popular among them.

And for sure during trekking in Terskei Alatoo you will get acquainted with nomad's way of life. Hospitable yurt owners will share with you kumis (national drink) and tea.

Program: Bishkek-Bishkek

Activity: Trekking in Kyrgyzstan

Duration: 8 days

 Days Program Accommodation   Meals
 Day 1 Bishkek. International "Manas airport".   Hotel B/L/D
 Day 2  Transfer Bishkek to Karakol city  Guest house B/L/D
 Day 3 Starting trip from the beginning of the Jergez valley Tents B/L/D
 Day 4  Crossing the Ailanysh pass   Tents  B/L/D
 Day 5  Crossing the Ortok pass  Tents B/L/D 
 Day 6  Make a day hike to the famous Ala-kol Lake    Tents B/L/D
 Day 7  Transfer to Bishkek  Hotel B/L/D
 Day 8 Departure   B

 Itinerary: Trekking in Terskei mountains from Jergez valley to Altyn-Arashan gorge. 

 Dates: 15th of August till - 22th August 2018

Activity: Trekking in Kyrgyzstan

 Price: 990 USD per person

Program:

Day 1.  Arrival to Bishkek. Meeting in the “Manas” airport in Bishkek Transfer to the hotel. After having rest city tour in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan.
You may get acquainted with unpretentious architecture of the town. You will see Ala Too square which affords a fantastic view of snow tops of Kyrgyz ridge, green parks, “Manas” monument and etc (B/L/D).

Day 2.  Bishkek-Karakol (400 km)

Transfer from Bishkek to Karakol city. On the way excursion to Burana tower In Karakol city we will have a little walk around the town, visit an ancient Dungan Mosque, and a Holy Trinity wooden Church which was first built without a single nail. Accommodating in guesthouse. (B/L/D)

Day 3.  Transfer from Karakol by car to the Pioneer village that located about 35 km from Karakol town (driving time: 40 min). Starting trip from the beginning of the Jergez valley. On the way:  beautiful Tien Shan forest, mountain river Jergez, shepherds that live in the Yrt ore tent.  Walking hours: around 5-6, camping at the end of the valley. (B/L/D)

Day 4.  Crossing the Ailanysh pass (3560 m) to the Alamalyy valley, crossing time: 5-6 hours. On the way: view to the Almalyy valley, waterfall and field of flowers. Camping On the forest. (B/L/D)

 Day 5. Crossing the Ortok pass (3780m) to the Arashan hot springs, walking hours: 6-7. On the way: small mountain lakes, Kyrgyz Jailoo, Tien Snan mountains, view to the Tashtanbek tor Bashy peak ( 4600m). Camping at the Arashan travel guest house, take a bath with healthy hot springs. (B/L/D)

 Day 6. Make a day hike to the famous Ala-kol Lake (3500), on the way: Ala-kol pass (3860m),

View to the Ala-kol Lake from the top of the pass. Return to the Arashan valley. (B/L/D)

Day 7. Altyn – Arashan – Bishkek.Walking in the Arashan gorge, to the beginning of the valley. Walking hours 3-4.  Meeting with the car, transfer to Bishkek town.  Accommodating in hotel, dinner at the hotel. (B/L/D)

Day 8.  Bishkek-Airport (30km).Transfer to the airport. Flight to home. (B) 

The price includes:

1. Meeting/seeing-off in the airport
2. Accommodation in 3-star hotels, according the program (twin accommodation).
3. Accommodation in guest/private houses
4. Trekking tents for accommodation
5. Three meals a day during the program, including trekking days
6. Transport - according the program
7. Trekking guide 
8. Cook for trekking days
9. Porters for carrying things, and the camp property. (Porter is 7-8 kg of the things the client. If you exceed this weight, you need to hire additional porters, advance notice to our company).
10. Entrance fee for all excursions according the program

The price does NOT include:

1. International airfare to and from Bishkek
2. Equipment rental
3. Cost of visa and consular services (for Russian citizens there is no need for international passport / visa)
4. Personal expenses in hotels: bar, international calls, etc.
5. Single room addition
6. Insurance
7. Any changes in the program<br

 Program: Bishkek-Bishkek

The time: June - August

Activity: Trekking in Kyrgyzstan.

Duration: 8 days

Day 1.  Arrival to Bishkek. Meeting in the “Manas” airport in Bishkek Transfer to the hotel. After having rest city tour in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan.
You may get acquainted with unpretentious architecture of the town. You will see Ala Too square which affords a fantastic view of snow tops of Kyrgyz ridge, green parks, “Manas” monument and etc (B/L/D).

Day 2.  Bishkek-Karakol (400 km)

Transfer from Bishkek to Karakol city. On the way excursion to Burana tower In Karakol city we will have a little walk around the town, visit an ancient Dungan Mosque, and a Holy Trinity wooden Church which was first built without a single nail. Accommodating in guesthouse. (B/L/D)

Day 3.  Transfer from Karakol by car to the Pioneer village that located about 35 km from Karakol town (driving time: 40 min). Starting trip from the beginning of the Jergez valley. On the way:  beautiful Tien Shan forest, mountain river Jergez, shepherds that live in the Yrt ore tent.  Walking hours: around 5-6, camping at the end of the valley. (B/L/D)

Day 4.  Crossing the Ailanysh pass (3560 m) to the Alamalyy valley, crossing time: 5-6 hours. On the way: view to the Almalyy valley, waterfall and field of flowers. Camping On the forest. (B/L/D)

 Day 5. Crossing the Ortok pass (3780m) to the Arashan hot springs, walking hours: 6-7. On the way: small mountain lakes, Kyrgyz Jailoo, Tien Snan mountains, view to the Tashtanbek tor Bashy peak ( 4600m). Camping at the Arashan travel guest house, take a bath with healthy hot springs. (B/L/D)

 Day 6. Make a day hike to the famous Ala-kol Lake (3500), on the way: Ala-kol pass (3860m),

View to the Ala-kol Lake from the top of the pass. Return to the Arashan valley. (B/L/D)

Day 7. Altyn – Arashan – Bishkek.Walking in the Arashan gorge, to the beginning of the valley. Walking hours 3-4.  Meeting with the car, transfer to Bishkek town.  Accommodating in hotel, dinner at the hotel. (B/L/D)

Day 8.  Bishkek-Airport (30km).Transfer to the airport. Flight to home. (B)

 

Quotation for groups for 2016: 

2 persons in the group 1830 USD per person

4 persons in the group  –  1280  USD per person

6 persons in the group  –   1130  USD per person

8 - 10 persons in the group –    1070  USD per person

12 persons in the group  - 1000  USD per person

Single supplement: 105 $ per person.

The price includes:

1. Meeting/seeing off in the airport

2. Accommodation in 3*hotels according to the program (twin accommodation)

3. Accommodation in the guest houses

4. Trekking tents for accommodation

5. Meals 3 times a day during the program, including trekking days

6. Transport according to the program

7. Trekking guide

8. Cook

9. Porters for carrying of camping gear and client's staff. Porter carries 7-8 kg of client's staff. If you have more luggage, please let us know in advance, so we could hire extra porters.

10. Entrance fee for all excursion according to the program

The price does NOT include:

1.International airfare to and from Bishkek

2. Equipment rental

3. Excess baggage charges

4. Cost of visa and consular services (for Russian citizens there is no need in international passport)

5. Personal expences in hotels: bar, international calls, and etc

6. Insurance

7. Payment for overload

8. Any changes in the program

Useful Information:

1. Visa to Kyrgyzstan. For information on obtaining a visa in Kyrgyzstan, see helpful information

Clothes & equipment

- toiletries

- sunscreen (at least SPF 20 or more)

- chapstick or equivalent cold weather lip balm

- water flask

- trekking shoes

- mountain sunglasses with good protection

- backpack with a minimum of 45-liter capacity

- backpack for use as a daypack for personal things, approximate size: 25 liters

- sleeping bag (temperature range -10˚ to -15˚)

- sleeping mat

- trekking poles (essential!)

- forehead lantern and extra batteries

 

Clothes

- clothes for hot weather, in the valley and for Issyk-Kul lake

- lightweight shoes for trekking and cities (sneakers, sandals)

- trekking pants

 - thin thermal underwear or something for sleeping in tents

- windbreaker or any other thin jacket

- waterproof jacket (Gore-Тех is preferable) with hood or  waterproof coat

- waterproof pants (Gore-Тех is preferable)

- T-shirts – 2 pieces

- shorts

- long sleeve T-shirt 

- polar jacket or jacket of wind stopper material

- woolen socks – at least 2 pairs (for sleeping in tents) cotton socks – at least 3 pairs

- a woolen or polar cap

- cap with a brim to shade from sunlight

- thin gloves during nights and trekking

 

 

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